Friday February 20, 2015
We all know the saying, “practice makes perfect” and this could not resonate more than when it comes to the safety of your home. There are many products you can purchase to protect your home, but utilizing and taking full advantage of these products is just as important. Try making a regular habit of practicing these 5 tips in order to protect your home:
1. Smoke Detectors
Did you know 97 percent of households have reported having a smoke detector but only 19 percent of the families actually test them on a quarterly basis? Knowing that you indeed do have a smoke detector in your home isn’t enough. Something as simple as testing your smoke detector every month or so, is crucial if a fire does ever occur.
2. Fall Proofing
According to the CDC, “Each year, approximately 2.8 million children had an initial emergency department visit for injuries from a fall.” Protect your home by fall proofing this year. You can do this by walking through the home and identifying the places where falls may occur, such as doorways, stairs, uneven surfaces, loose rugs, clutter on the floor and so on.
3. Poison Control
Poison control is not to be taken lightly, especially when it comes to having children in the house. Make sure all medications are either locked or out of reach so the little ones don’t get into it. This goes for any household chemicals and cleaners you may have lying around the house. Having your local Poison Control Center’s phone number on the fridge, or somewhere you can have quick access to, is important in case of an emergency.
4. Kitchen Habits
Everyone has their own kitchen habits, some better than others. Safe practices like staying in the room while the stove is on or remembering to turn the pot handles to the back of the stove while cooking, could go a long way in keeping your children safe from burns and scalds. Lets protect your home and get rid of those bad habits you have going on in the kitchen!
5. Water Safety
Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. Easy practices such as never leaving a child unattended in the bathtub or having a gated fence around the pool will help make your home a safer place. Make water safety a top priority and institute practices that will help protect your family from drowning incidents.
CB JENI Homes hopes these tips will help protect your home and maintain your family safe! Learn more about what CB JENI has to offer on the website or set up a tour by calling (972) 905-5001.